More Than a Hospital
Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton has evolved into a health-focused destination
by Tony Montcalm
When you’re sick, you go to the doctor. If you’re really sick, you go to the hospital.
Ergo, the hospital is a place for really sick people. Right?
“The modern hospital facility is changing,” according to Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System. “Increasingly, medicine is delivered on what we call an outpatient basis—that is, a patient comes in, receives a test or procedure, and goes home to recover within 24 hours of the test or procedure. So you’re seeing modern hospitals develop a more holistic atmosphere that’s miles away from the cold, sterile, whitewashed hospitals of yesterday.”